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Table 2 Priorities for a GPwSI service. Based on the question "Please rate the priority of the following specific issues a respiratory GPwSI might address?" Score: 0 is no priority, 5 is top priority

From: General practitioners with a special interest in respiratory medicine: national survey of UK primary care organisations

Priorities   Ratings
  N* Mean 95% CI
Reducing acute respiratory admissions 38 4.5 4.3 to 4.7
Raising standards of respiratory care in practice 37 4.3 4.0 to 4.5
Reducing respiratory outpatient referrals 37 4.0 3.7 to 4.3
Strategic planning of respiratory services 34 3.9 3.6 to 4.3
Reducing respiratory outpatient referral waiting times 35 3.8 3.5 to 4.1
Improving access to spirometry 36 3.6 3.3 to 3.9
Coordination of General Medical Services quality framework for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 34 3.6 3.4 to 3.9
More appropriate home oxygen use 33 3.2 3.0 to 3.5
Development of management templates/coordinated data collection and extraction 34 3.2 2.8 to 3,6
More appropriate home nebuliser use 32 3.2 2.9 to 3.5
Provision of an allergy service 30 1.9 1.7 to 2.2
  1. * Not all PCOs answered all the questions